When a 20-something-year-old Jamie Stone told his father of his aspiration to be an MP one day, the remark was met with a "very quizzical raised eyebrow".
The row over the Tories' £1billion deal with the Democratic Unionist Party intensified last night as the SNP called into question David Mundell's position as Scottish secretary.
Scottish Secretary, David Mundell, criticised the first minister for being out of touch and said she had not gone far enough in merely delaying the possibility of a second referendum.
The First Minister's decision to put her indyref2 plans on ice shows she was profoundly shocked to see her party's big beasts fall as victims of a Tory surge.
The Scottish Government could launch a formal dispute against a £1billion deal that will see the DUP prop up a Tory administration at Westminster.
Nicola Sturgeon has announced a "reset" of the Scottish Government's plans to hold a new independence vote.
Nicola Sturgeon is expected to make an announcement on a second independence referendum later today.
New Environment Secretary Michael Gove has ruled out the Scottish Government having a direct role in the Brexit negotiations.
Nicola Sturgeon has been accused of presiding over a "culture of secrecy" after it emerged her government is seeking an extension for delivering farm payments.
Aberdeen's deputy provost is facing calls to step down from his post having accepted an MSP position in Holyrood.
Scottish Secretary David Mundell has insisted the Queen's Speech is about "bringing our United Kingdom closer together" amid warnings Brexit must not be used as a vehicle to concentrate power at Westminster.
Scottish Government urged to act as research reveals barely a third of FOI requests result in “full disclosure”
Barely a third of FoI requests to Scottish Government ministers resulted in "full disclosure" during the last year.
Scotland's rural and environment ministers Fergus Ewing and Roseanna Cunningham have demanded a seat at the Brexit negotiating table.
North-east MSP, Gillian Martin, has claimed the introduction of new air departure tax cuts will boost the region's economy.
Kezia Dugdale has demanded a U-turn on major Tory policies expected in today's Queen's Speech.
Parents will not be forced to accept advice from a named person, deputy first minister Mr Swinney has announced.
John Swinney has been urged to concentrate on attracting more teachers to classrooms as he revealed plans to give headteachers greater powers over schools.
The death of a man due to a 999 call-handler error was raised at First Minister's Questions following a report in the Press and Journal.
The Scottish Parliament will fly the rainbow flag this weekend for Edinburgh Pride, following pressure from the Press and Journal.
Party leaders have urged a rethink after it emerged the rainbow flag gay rights symbol will not be flown over Holyrood this weekend for Edinburgh Pride.
More than £380million is to be invested in affordable housing in the north and north-east between 2018 and 2021.
Nicola Sturgeon and her Cabinet discussed the impact of the general election on Brexit yesterday - but did not consider what effect the result of the vote would have on plans for a second independence referendum.
Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has indicated the UK Government could change its strategy for leaving the European Union.
First minister Nicola Sturgeon will be under intense pressure to call off her plans for a second independence referendum at Holyrood this week, after losing seats in the general election.
Fresh allegations of funding announcements made in the month leading up to tomorrow's general election have been made by the Scottish Conservatives.
The Scottish Government has admitted to an error of judgement over funding announcements during purdah.
Boom and bust teacher recruitment has left Scotland with thousands of vacancies, according to Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson.
Anti-austerity plan to unlock £118billion for public services expected to be key pledge in SNP manifesto
An anti-austerity plan to unlock £118billion for public services will be a key plank of the SNP manifesto unveiled by Nicola Sturgeon today.
Scottish fisheries minister Fergus Ewing MSP has claimed the Scottish Government has always been against the controversial Common Fisheries Policy.
A major Labour donor says the "ridiculous" decision to suspend Aberdeen councillors for entering coalition with the Conservatives means he won't fund the party's general election fight.
A north-east MSP has called for more funding to help NHS Grampian tackle staffing problems, after announcements of serious surgery delays and cancellations.
The decision to prevent Aberdeen Labour going into coalition with the Conservatives was made with a casting vote by chairman Alex Rowley MSP, the Press and Journal understands.